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Note: this product was previously called the VE.Direct to Bluetooth LE dongle. There are no differences, only the name has changed from LE to Smart.
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With the VE.Direct to Bluetooth Smart dongle you can get live status info, see historical values as well as configure Victron products. The dongle works together with the VictronConnect App, available for both Android and iOS devices.
The dongle can be connected to almost all Victron products that have a built-in VE.Direct port. For a full list see the VictronConnect App manual - Compatible products chapter.
See VictronConnect manual for more information.
See the VictronConnect manual.
The dongle works together with the VictronConnect App. Download links for iPhone, iPad as well as Android devices are available on our software page
The dongle has two LEDs, a Bluetooth status LED (blue), and an error LED (red).
On power-up, both LEDs will be on or alternating quickly (fast blinking).
When both LEDs are on, the dongle contains valid firmware and will act as VE.Direct gateway. When both LEDs stay on, something is wrong with the communication on VE.Direct.
When the LEDs are alternating quickly, the dongle is in firmware update mode and it will show up as dongle in VictronConnect. After connecting, a firmware update can be performed. When the dongle already contains valid firmware, it will fall back to normal operation after 30 seconds.
|Blue LED||Red LED||Dongle state||Connection State||Remark|
|On||On||VE.Direct gateway||Disabled|| VE.Direct communication problem.
The dongle will not advertise itself so
it will not be visible in VictronConnect.
|Slow blinking||Off||VE.Direct gateway||Not connected|
|Double flash||Double flash||VE.Direct gateway||Clearing pin|
|Fast blinking||Fast blinking||Firmware update||Not connected||Red and Blue LED Alternating|
|On||Slow blinking||Firmware update||Connected|
|On||Faster blinking||Firmware update||Uploading|
|Fast blinking||Off||Firmware update||Programming|
I don't see my product in the discovery screen
I cannot connect to the dongle
My dongle has a VE.Direct communication problem. What should I do?
See the Trouble shooting section in the VictronConnect manual for more information.
I have a Motorola Moto G 2014 (aka Moto G2) and cannot connect to the dongle
That Motorola model has a known issue with VE.Direct Bluetooth Smart dongle, serial number HQ1606 and earlier. If you have such serial number and that phone, contact Victron Repairs for a replacement.
All other Android phones, tables and other products which we have tested do not have problem with that dongle.
After connecting with a new VictronConnect version for the first time, it might be that the firmware of the dongle needs to be updated, follow the instructions displayed on VictronConnect to complete the process.
When not connected via Bluetooth with a phone/tablet/laptop: < 1mA
When connected by a phone: < 2.5mA
The housing used for this product is the Hammond Manufacturing 1551GFL. Exact dimensions can be found here
The length of the VE.Direct cable is 1.5m